White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures Ltd is a locally-rooted social enterprise developer. We transform difficult and derelict buildings into capped-rent homes and workspaces. We create affordable space for living, working, wellbeing, learning, leisure and community action.
WRNV currently owns three properties:
Rock House, our first project is a showcase scheme blending living, working and community space for both local people and newcomers to Hastings. The space fosters creative enterprise, has generated jobs and self-employment, and is continually contributing to the changing image and reality of Hastings as a place to visit, live and work.
The Observer Building
Left rotting for the past 35 years, we bought the Observer Building in February 2019 and will start full reconstruction works in December 2020. For more information on what our plans are, please see the OB Website.
The Alley Pocket Park & Harpers Caves
We also work closely with other affiliated organisations in an experimental alliance, as part of an ‘ecosystem’ of connected buildings and tenants, whose growing portfolio further includes Rose Cottage, 39 Cambridge Road, 10 Claremont and 12 Claremont.